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NYLI Eligibility & Selection Process

**The 2016 NYLI application process is now closed.**

Applicants should:

  • Be a high school graduate before December 31, 2015 AND be between the ages of 18-22
  • Be living with a bleeding disorder, or have a sibling with a bleeding disorder
  • Be willing and able to travel to each of the trainings and program destinations
  • Be available for monthly communication, via phone, email, and/or webinar
  • Be a U.S. resident
  • Be available for the 1st-Year Leadership Training in New York City on January 6-9, 2016

Applicant requirements:

  • Online Application
  • Description of Activities/Achievements
  • Short Essays
  • Recommendations
  • Telephone interview


  • All application materials must be submitted online by Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 11:59pm EDT
  • Only completed applications will be considered

Selection Process:

Your completed application and all required documents will be reviewed and evaluated by a volunteer review team. Applicants will be contacted in mid-November to schedule a 30-minute telephone interview.

NHF will select top candidates exhibiting strong leadership potential and willingness to become active leaders in the bleeding disorders community and/or camp. The team will be looking for the following characteristics during the application review and telephone interview process:

  • A willingness to stay involved and learn
  • Self-starter, reaching out to us with ideas and communicating promptly
  • Ability to work with a team and independently
  • Ability to foster and maintain relationships
  • An eagerness to work with the bleeding disorders community
  • Strong communication skills


Those selected will be notified by early December 2015.

Member expectations

If selected, you are expected to represent NHF positively and carry out the responsibilities below.

  • Attend the 1st-Year Leadership Training in New York City on January 6-9, 2016
  • Attend Annual Meeting Trainings
  • Work with NHF staff to plan, lead, and evaluate events and programs
  • Actively participate in trainings
  • Participate and contribute to NYLI educational programming
  • Coordinate and plan presentations for conferences and workshops
  • Help NHF understand issues particular to young adults
  • Lead and faciltiate programs in Years 2 and 3
  • Timely responses to NHF communications

*Consistent inability to meet these expectations may result in termination from the program